Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Clim. Past, 17, 1645–1664, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1645-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 1645–1664, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1645-2021
Research article
05 Aug 2021
Research article | 05 Aug 2021

Mid-Holocene monsoons in South and Southeast Asia: dynamically downscaled simulations and the influence of the Green Sahara

Yiling Huo et al.

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Regional climate simulations were constructed to more accurately capture regional features of the South and Southeast Asian monsoon during the mid-Holocene. Comparison with proxies shows that our high-resolution simulations outperform those with the coarser global model in reproducing the monsoon rainfall anomalies. Incorporating the Green Sahara climate conditions over northern Africa into our simulations further strengthens the monsoon precipitation and leads to better agreement with proxies.